Happy Birthday, Ron Drzewiecki!

January 26th, 2013  |  Published in Milestone Birthdays  |  1 Comment

Ron Drzewiecki 1960 Fleer football cardRon Drzewiecki turned 80 years old yesterday; he was a running back and kick returner for the Chicago Bears in 1955 and 1957. As far as I know, Drzewiecki did not appear on a football card with the Bears, but he later appeared on a 1960 Fleer card with the Oakland Raiders. Drzewiecki signed to play with the Raiders in April, 1960, but I could not find any 1960 stats for him, so apparently he did not play in the regular season.

Drzewiecki played college football at Marquette University, and he was inducted into the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame in 1985. The Marquette library has several photos of Drzewiecki in action. (Marquette ended its football program in 1960.)

Drzewiecki is the 491st oldest living pro football player, according to oldestlivingprofootball.com.

Happy birthday, Mr. Drzewiecki!

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  1. Vince Conforte says:

    May 25th, 2013 at 9:15 PM (#)

    Best wishes to RJ the best coach I ever had!!!